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PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS: Using the Power of Connections to Enhance Education

JOSSEY-BASS, $24.95

 

The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes On the Nation's Worst School District

Jossey-Bass, $24.95

 

No More Bystanders = No More Bullies

Corwin, $28.95

Alfie Kohn, renowned author, speaker, and progressive education advocate, continues his fight against traditional classroom teaching in Feel-Bad Education. Kohn's 12th book is a collection of essays detailing—as its title suggests—how conventional teaching, testing, praise and punishment methods create an environment unsuitable for learning.

Evidence-Based Design of Primary and Secondary Schools: A Responsive Approach To Creating Learning Environments

Wiley, $85.00

 

What Next? Education Innovation and Philadelphia's School of the Future

Harvard Education Press, $29.95

 

Bringing School Reform to Scale: Five Award-Winning Urban Districts

Harvard Education Press, $29.95

In May, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold a final vote on a new social studies curriculum to be used for the next seven to 10 years by Texas' 4.7 million K12 students. Because its textbooks are standardized at the state level rather than by individual school districts, Texas has the second-largest market in the nation, and publishers scramble to get their books chosen. The high cost of creating different editions for other states prevents publishers from forming alternate editions; thus, Texas' standards are often replicated for use in other states.

Realization: The Change Imperative for Deepening District-Wide Reform

 

Corwin Press, $22.95

 

Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students

International Society for Technology in Education, $31.95

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